Press Release

Committee Welcomes Decrease in Water charges

Session: 2013/2014

Date: Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Reference: CRD 05/13/14

The Committee for Regional Development has today welcomed a decision by NI Water to reduce water and sewerage charges for non-domestic customers. 

Speaking after today’s announcement, Committee Chairperson Jimmy Spratt MLA said: “The Committee very much welcomes today’s announcement by Northern Ireland Water, particularly as this will be the second year running that charges for non-domestic customers have been reduced. 

“The decrease in charges is a very positive example of the efficiencies that NI Water have managed to achieve in recent years. The fact that this has resulted in an average 4% reduction in costs to local businesses is very encouraging.  

Mr Spratt concluded:  “We congratulate NI Water on their successes to date, successes that are being shared with their customers, and would encourage them to continue working towards and attaining the efficiency savings set by the Utility Regulator.”   

ENDS


Notes to Editors:

Committee Membership:

The Chairperson of the Committee is Jimmy Spratt MLA
The Deputy Chairperson is Sean Lynch MLA
Joe Byrne MLA
John Dallat MLA
Alex Easton MLA
Brenda Hale MLA
Ross Hussey MLA
Declan McAleer MLA
Kieran McCarthy MLA
David McNarry MLA
Cathal Ó hOisín MLA

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